Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 08/01/2020 from Dr Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/12/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 23/12/2019
Report date 08/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 08/01/2020
Date event resolved 13/05/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 02/09/2019
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (08/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (03/06/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Government Poultry Farming Region, Baikunthpur, Baikunthpur, Korea, Chattisgarh
Date of start of the outbreak 07/12/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (13/05/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 21060 5634 5634 15426 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 21060 5634 5634 15426 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 26.75% 26.75% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 23/12/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations